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tv   Newsline  PBS  August 11, 2015 12:00am-12:31am PDT

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>> japanese government officials may reschedule the foreign minister's planned trip to russia. they'll do so if the russian prime minister goes to japan's northern territories. he may visit the island during a period of patriotic events for youth held from this week. a senior foreign ministry official says that the timing
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cannot be close to the visit to the region. officials are trying to schedule the trip sometime between the end of august and the beginning of between the end of august and the beginning of september. they say they will continue urging russia to cancel the trip. they are concerned it will affect prospects for president vladimir putin. russia controls the northern territory and they claim the japanese islands were illegally occupied after world war ii. the designer of the main stadium for the 2020 tokyo olympics and paralympics is speaking publicly about her controversial project. she wants to keep working on the proposed facility on a reviewed budget. jop ne london based arctic said in an interview with nhk that the
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balloon cost estimate is due to the rise of material prices, the stadium would have been built at a price tag of about $2 billion. hadid said her design is not to blame. >> i think to save time and because right now to start all over again, with all due respect i don't think it's very wise because we already spent two or three years on the project and enormous knowledge. we were supposed to be there this month or next month. so i think that the idea is to meet with somebody and explain our position, that i think the best way forward is for us to be maintained as design and with the idea of refining and developing this project. >> hadid said she has sent a letter to prime minister but not received a response. she stressed that she's ready to
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visit tokyo to explain the logic of her design if she's invited and she said she's waiting to see what will happen before deciding whether or not to make a claim for compensation. hadid hopes things will develop positively. tensions have returned to the u.s. town of ferguson, missouri where a police officer shot and critically wounded a black teenager. hundreds of people were demonstrating to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of another black teen michael brown. the unarmed brown was shot by a white police officer. police officials say on sunday the 18-year-old was shot during an exchange of gunfire with police. they say an armed group was looting shops nearby. police say an unidentified man fired on police vehicles prompting four police officers to return fire. last year, the death of brown and a grand jury's decision not
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to charge the officer that shot him led to demonstrations that spread across the u.s. on monday authorities in ferguson declared a state of emergency in an effort to stop further violence. officials in turkey are tightening security after a series of attacks on monday including one on a u.s. consulate. authorities say violence left six people dead. two assailants opened fire in istanbul. a far left group that carried out a suicide bombing in 2013 claimed responsibility. outside, a car bomb exploded near a police station. gunman and police exchanged fire as investigators investigated the crime scene. one officer was killed and at least ten wounded. in a southeast earn province, a police vehicle was hit by a
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mine. police believe kurdish militants were responsible. the attacks come after turkish authorities said last month they detained more than 1,000 suspected militants. among them were members of the islamic state group. the international airport in the afghan capital, the taliban claimed responsibility saying they targeted foreigners. at midday monday, a suicide bomber drove a car into one of the check points at the entrance to the airport. other vehicles were stopped in the area at the the time. the afghan interior ministry has not said if the caught in the blast included any foreigners. taliban militants stepped up attacks to boost moral to boost a struggle. the united nations said three
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separate attacks on friday killed over 40 people and wounded more than 300. the targets included a police academy and a facility related to u.s.-led international forces. south korean officials are blaming north korea for planting land mines in the demilitarized zone. any retaliation, authorities started propaganda broadcast across the boarder for the first time in 11 years. the defense ministry said the blasts were caused by three mines in wooded boxes used by the north. the explosions caused serious injuries to two soldiers. officials said the mines were planted 400 meters south of the demarcation line meaning soldiers from the north infiltrated the controlled zone. >> translator: we strongly condemn this cowardly act, which is a violation of the agreement
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and a none aggression agreement between the south and the north. it would be unthinkable for a normal military. >> the defense ministry said it started propaganda broadcast on monday condemning the north. they carried the policy failures records and superiority of democracy. observers say it's aimed on putting pressure on north korean troops. american investor warren buffet is making the largest acquisition ever. brooke shire hathaway agreed to buy u.s. mettal parts maker. they made the announcement on monday. the parts maker will be bought for 37 billion including death. precision produces parts for aircraft makers and power plants
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and sales last year came to about $10 billion. buffet is known for investing in businesses with long-term growth potential. now the new york stock exchange surged over 240 points on monday following news of buffet's largest acquisition and higher crude oil prices. the dow jones industrial average closed the day at 17,615. that's up 1.39% from friday's close. investors became optimistic the deal would lead to further consolidation across industries. market watchers say bargain hunting fueled the sentiment. the key index declined for seven consecutive trading days through friday last week. a chinese minister has pledged all out support for indonesia's upcoming high-speed rail way. they are come petting with the bid for japan and bullet train technology. china's national development and reform commission minister met with indonesia president.
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shoo supported a report outlining his country's proposal. by 2018 china can help indonesia build trains with a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour and provide financial assistance. he said china is determineed to share experience ranging from construction to staff training. the indonesia government is planning to build a 140 kilometer long rail way. officials say they will closely examine the propels from china and japan before making a final decision. jewelry made from stones like jade and agate is booming. since agent times precious stones are lucky. both women and men of all ages are buying gem stones as fashion
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items. >> reporter: indonesia, stones are booming. people will spend a lot of money to buy the stones. tons of shoppers converge in this market every day. the market specializes in natural stones. the prices vary but even ring supplies at over $800 are selling like hot cakes. more than 200 are still natural stones half open in the past two years. demand has expanded rapidly thanks to the country's economy and the boom is gaining momentum but people are buying them for investment purposes. >> translator: the stones will sell for double or triple the price i paid for them. it's a lot more profitable to invest in natural stones than to put your money in a bank.
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>> reporter: the western province is home for high-quality natural stones and more people are now joining in the action. this is a showing of high quality stone. they are cutting it into stone and stakes are driven in the slabs. lats are used to check fragments for false and impurities. they began to dig for natural stones last september. he was over joyed with his discovery of the chip. sometimes he doesn't find any stones for months. >> translator: i can make a fortune with this. >> reporter: his life changed after he started to dig for natural stones. now, he earns an average of
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almost $500 a month. his monthly income from farming used to be only about $25. it was barely enough to feed his wife and two children. >> translator: i'm so glad i started this job. now i can send my children to school. >> reporter: but the popularity of natural stones is causing problems. in february, a dispute over the ownership of a chip nearly escalated into violence between residents of two neighboring places. the military had to be called in to bring the situation under control. it is discriminate mining is damaging the environment.
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>> translator: the government should regulate it otherwise it's a problem. >> reporter: the natural stone boom is unprecedented but the country needs to make measures including regulating stone mining to prevent further problem. this year marks 70 years since the end of world war ii. two men, one british, one japanese were on opposite sides during the war. one was a pow. the other was a soldier that supervised. they chose to replace hatred with bonds of friendship.
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>> reporter: this 95-year-old was in the army. he and his family were celebrating a planned trip to the u.k. he was a rail way engineer. after he was constricted, he was assigned to building the way. in 2013 he was in a documentary. it was through dense jungle. the japanese used forced labor including prisoners of war. so many died some refer to it as the death rail way. many japanese declined to interview but he was brave enough to speak candidly about the conditions the soldiers and the pows faced. he expressed his desire to visit
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the uk and meet with ex pows. sir harold is a british pow that also appeared in the film. impressed with his it, he decided to help make his dream come true. >> translator: when i get to england, i want to express my sorrow and share my sense of pai pain. >> how are you? >> how do you do? >> wonderful, wonderful moment for both of us. lovely to see you. long time ago, 72, 73 years ago, i was about 23 and i think you are two years younger than i am. >> sir harold says he's saddened so many ex pows remained trapped in hatred.
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he himself had to forget about the past in order to keep his life moving forward but recently decided to do something to soften the hatred of others. >> i do say that because there is the this hatred around, i wanted to do it and to meet him. as a representative of his country, not just him and me, it's a very large number of human beings. >> translator: >> translato >> translator: >> reporter: sir herold
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organized it so he could meet other prisoners. some guests have mixed feelings of japan because of painful experiences during the war. >> translator: when i ill mag gin cruel conditions i feel saddened and my heart feels with pain. i sincerely hope such sorrow will not be repeated ever again. >> reporter: some of the former prisoners wanted to shake his ha hand. >> i've always said that how long do you go on hating? do you go on hating until you're dead? certainly doesn't do anybody
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good, any good and then i find the same with him, we're completely together on that. >> he left london with a renewed sense of mission. >> translator: not so many young people know about the war in japan. when i get home, i want to tell people about it and the friendships i made with our former enemies. >> reporter: these two former foes can't communicate their deep emotions through language, but their hands clasped in friendship say more than w special coverage of the war 70 years on will continue throughout the summer. a japanese film director has winning fans by focussing on a subject close to her heart. she turns her lens on sign
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language and the people that use it, people like herself. nhk world has her story. >> reporter: this tells a story of a mom born deaf and can't hear after a car accident. he uses his identity as a deaf person. there is no sound track or dialogue. the movie's director was born with hearing impairment. she works for a company that provides sign language translation and online programs for deaf people. she makes movies in her spare time. her brother and parents also have hearing problems.
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the family communicates using sign language. she attended school for the deaf as a child. then she went to university to study film. she had to address a new way of expressing herself and it wasn't easy. that all changed when their friend expressed envy that she had grown up with people who understood sign language. they saw the value of using sign language as a communication tool. in her film making career, she has her latest work the sign game is a horror movie about a
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deaf girl that becomes a ghost. the girl is a student at the school that doesn't allow sign language. when she breaks the rule, a teacher kill her. boys later find out the spot is haunted. they pray again there and experience strange phenomenon. in the movie, partly deflects the real world. deaf people in japan were once discouraged from using sign language. they were told to lip read. the movie has been seen throughout the world internationally. it was nominated for an award, the focus is on the work of a deaf artist. in my attendance of the event,
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she didn't win but said she enjoys being in a place where every one use sign language. the film has been shown in tokyo. the event was in a group consisting only of deaf people. it was a great chance for her to see an audience dear to her work. >> it was scary. the image itself was overwhelming. i was completely scared without the sound or screaming. >> i could feel the world of hearing-impaired people. this was a great event.
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>> reporter: she want to accomplish that goal by taking on the new challenge of directing a movie or even a comedy. time for a check of the weather. recovery efforts after a typhoon slammed into the region of china there is severe flooding. robert speta joins with us more. >> we're tracking the remanence of the typhoon, a rem innocent low much weaker system. you can see on the satellite pulling off here towards the east and bringing showers across the korean peninsula into japan,
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as well. where i do want to show you is images out of southeastern china because the flooding is on going. millions of people out here have been impacted over two dozen casualties have been reported at this time. people are still missing. landslid landslides, as well, cutting off transportation and power, millions of people without power and you hear that and think that's an extraordinary number but keep in mind, millions of people live along the eastern coast of china out here. one of the most densely populated areas in the world. when you get a typhoon on shore, it has a very significant impact, not only on the structures here but definitely on the human population. as far as ts the forecast, some areas in the past 24 hours, 350 millimeters since the storm began over 1300 millimeters is seen and more shower there is and eventually into the korean peninsula. now out ahead of this, i want to keep in mind we're looking at
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very warm temperatures and here towards the east we have pulling towards the northeast. good news, it's moving out to sea and outer rain bands triggered thunderstorms in the toke yo area. as that moves away, still going to be bringing in high seas but look at the temperatures surging with that southerly winds into parts of south korea and mid to high 30s. 37 degrees there. i know it is the summer holiday for many japanese residents and people visiting japan this week out here and while one thing is if you are there, be careful for the threat of heat strike. it will be in place and also continuing as we go out the next several days a. little cool down but not too much of a break out there. look at the temperatures over towards the deep south. high pressure area which is dominating in your temperature is going into the 40s in austin. absolutely extreme.
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the other big thing is the closer you get to the coast, new orleans for example, you're talking about the temperature but also that deep south tropical humidity coming off the gulf coast. that just makes it absolutely humid and just a horrible as far as feelings out there. the forecast, humid air is urge issing in enter acring with a cold front here that will bring severe weather first here on your monday evening in the midwest and tracking towards the east along the eastern seaboard. looking at the threat of thunderstorms. new york for example, 27 there for your high. showers in your forecast, washington d.c. up to 31. some thunderstorms possibly, as well. i'll leave you with the extended outlook.
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that's all for this edition of newsline. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for staying with us.
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